HC Deb 24 October 1918 vol 110 cc959-60W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the prices per Board of Trade unit of electricity now being charged by certain electric lighting companies in the Metropolis; whether there is any limit for such prices analogous to that imposed by Statute in the case of gas companies; and, if not, whether he will consider the desirability of taking steps in order that such limit may be imposed?


The Statutes under which the undertakings of electric lighting companies in the Metropolis are authorised in all cases fix a maximum price which may be charged. Their position is therefore analogous to that of gas companies having a maximum price.